Tobi Amusan

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

The World Athletics on Tuesday ratified Tobi Amusan’s new World Record in the women’s 100m hurdles, reports

The record was set by Amusan at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States of America in July.

Amusan set a new World Record of 12.12 in the semi-final to erase the old mark of 12.20 set by USA’s Kendra Harrison in London in 2016.

The talented athlete followed that remarkable performance with a wind-assisted 12.06 (2.5m/s) to win the final.

Amusan also broke the African record of 12.40 in the 100m hurdles heat.

The 25-year-old is now officially the first Nigerian to hold a World Record.